Columbia River Gorge Projects Under Construction

Posted by Jerome Madden, Principal
August 18, 2014

Madden & Baughman Engineering has two projects on opposite sides of the Columbia River near Hood River, Oregon that are currently under construction

Architect: Giulietti/Schouten AIA Architects, Portland, Oregon
General Contractor: Don Young & Associates, Portland, Oregon

The first project, designed by Giulietti/Schouten AIA Architects, is a two story wood framed residence seated on a bluff in White Salmon, Washington, overlooking the Columbia River Gorge. The basic form of the house is a butterfly shaped roof with two cantilevered decks on the east and west sides of the main floor. The living room and master bedrooms all have full height glazing. Madden & Baughman Engineering used a combination of conventional wood framing and steel elements to frame the clerestories and double cantilevers.

Architect: RBA Design, Seattle, Washington
General Contractor: WBS Construction, Portland, Oregon


The second project is located in the low hills, south of the mouth of the Hood River. This one story residence, designed by RBA Design, is framed with a combination of heavy timbers in the main living area with a gabled roof form and full height glazing to capture views of nearby Mount Hood and the hills on the west side of the valley. Twelve inch diameter round logs were sourced from Kalama, Washington for the main roof supporting columns.